Iran Steps Up Arming Hizbullah Against Israel

(Institute for Contemporary Affairs-Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah - Israeli and Western intelligence services have long been aware of Syrian and Iranian involvement in Hizbullah's arms build-up. A senior Pentagon official has divulged that Hizbullah has 50,000 rockets and missiles, including 40-50 Fatah 110 missiles and 10 SCUD-C ground-to-ground missiles. Furthermore, some 10,000 Hizbullah fighters have been provided with a broad range of modern weapons, while the Iranian Revolutionary Guards have trained Hizbullah teams to operate these weapons. Hizbullah continues to conceal its war materiel in mosques, schools, and fire stations. According to Israeli intelligence, at least 100 Lebanese villages have become genuine military bases. Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah, a special analyst for the Middle East at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, was formerly Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Deputy Head for Assessment of Israeli Military Intelligence.

2011-01-11 11:42:16

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